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MARSHALL – After playing their 2020 season with limited fans, Marshall’s amateur baseball team opened their 2021 campaign with a strong crowd. And Logan Terfehr gave them a lot of joy.
Marshall’s starter threw a full shutout, allowing just four hits and struck out 10 batters Raymond and the A’s defeated the Rockets 2-0 on Sunday at Legion Field.
Marshall manager Ryan Schwagel said it felt good to be on the pitch again playing and added that Terfehr did a good job attacking the strike zone early on.
“He feels good; we had a great game and a lot of guys showed up for us and it’s just good to be on the pitch in a more normal season in early May. Last year was so wacky and this year we have started on the right foot. â Schwagel said. âLogan was attacking the area and throwing a lot of strikes. He started a great game and you can’t ask anyone anymore, especially the first game of the year and they’re a good team. It was a big victory for us.
Terfehr added that he relied heavily on his fastball throughout the game and sometimes mixed things up with the curveball.
“Most of the time, it’s enough to locate fast balls,” Terfehr said. âThat’s really all we did, then the occasional curveball, but most of the time it was just locating fastballs.
Terfehr’s Alex Lotthammer and Raymond (6 2/3 IP, 2R, 6H, 14 strikeouts) dominated from the start, as only one hit for each starter was awarded in the first four innings combined. Raymond got his first hit of the day early in the second and had runners in goal position with two strikeouts, but Terfehr came out of the set with one putout to keep the Rockets off the board. Meanwhile, Marshall saw back-to-back innings with doubles from Zach Olson and Zach Olsen in the fourth and fifth frames, but the A’s were unable to capitalize and things went scoreless after five.
Marshall had another chance to get on the board in the bottom of the sixth when Doug Mead hit an error and Olson connected on a single with an out. After a flyover, Jordan Mernaugh scored a two-point brace to give Marshall a 2-0 lead.
Raymond wouldn’t go down without a fight, however, and got runners in the corners with two outs at the top of the eighth, but Terfehr escaped the jam with a dead ground before leading 1-2-3 in the ninth to complete the shutout. .
Olson led Marshall with two hits while Mernaugh added a hit and two RBIs and Schwagel, Alex Thompson, Logan Tomasek and Olsen each had one.
Schwagel said their key adjustment on offense only won more attacks and they were able to find the clutch shot later.
âJust shake off the rust, really. This is our first game of the year, so it was about bringing in players and seeing fields. “ Schwagel said. “Lotthammer got off to a good start, we just figured it out and had a big hit and that’s all it took.”
Marshall (1-0) will continue his homestand on Friday against Harrisburg (SD) at 7:30 p.m.
Marshall 2, Raymond 0
Raymond 000 000 000 – 0 4 1
Marshall 000 002 00x – 2 7 2
Strike: Marshall (Olson 2-4; Schwagel 1-3; Mernaugh 1-4, 2 RBI; Thompson 1-3; Tomasek 1-3; Olsen 1-2).
Pitching (IP-R-ER-H-BB-SO): Marshall (Terfehr 9-0-0-4-0-10).